Microphone

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There are essentially four types of microphones, each with a different pickup pattern. Cardiod mikes are perhaps the most common for use by speakers. They pick up what's in front of the mike, not what's behind. Since they don't pick up as much sound from onstage speakers or monitors, they tend to prevent feedback. Omnidirectional mikes pick up sounds from all directions. If several people are singing together and sharing a mike, you'll need an omnidirectional microph

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